41k-Mile 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo

Now available for auction is this 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo Coupe finished in Silver Metallic over a Light Red leather interior.  Among the first sports cars to use a turbocharged engine, the 930 left its mark on the automotive world with its impressive power and distinctive styling.  Specified with equipment for the U.S. market, this 1979 example also features a factory limited-slip differential which allows the driver to make the most of the car’s 3.3L flat-six turbo engine.  It was acquired by the seller in February of 2019 and has recently undergone a major service in preparation for sale including new ignition components, seals, fluids, filters, belts, and more.  With just over 41k miles showing on the odometer, this classic Turbo is now being offered for auction by its seller out of California accompanied by owner’s manuals, a toolkit, and a Porsche Production Specifications certificate.

This 930 is finished in Silver Metallic, and the paint is said to appear nearly all original with the exception of the lower front bumper which has been previously refinished.  Detailed images are provided in the photo gallery.  Offering some of the most iconic stylings of the air-cooled era, this 930 is characterized by its wide fenders, front air dam, black stone guards, Tea Tray rear spoiler, and classic 16” Fuchs wheels.

Complementing the exterior finish is a striking Light Red leather interior. Only minor signs of wear are noted on the driver’s seat. Original specifications include an electric exterior mirror (right) as well as an electrically operated sunroof.  A factory radio remains in place.

This 930 is equipped with a turbocharged and intercooled 3.3L flat-six engine paired with a 4-speed manual gearbox and factory optioned limited-slip differential.  This U.S. market example generated as much as 265 HP and 291 lb.-ft of torque when new.  Compared with the standard 911 of the time, this Turbo features firmer shock absorbers, larger rear torsion bars, and upgraded brakes similar to those used on the 917 race car.  Recently in 2021, the seller carried out a major service in preparation for sale including a new valve cover gasket set, fluids, filters, spark plugs, belts, a distributor cap and rotor, fuel cap seal, axle boot kit, oil return tubes, transmission shaft seal, and adjustment of the clutch cable.  The seller notes that the exhaust system equipped is non-compliant for the state of California.

This sale will include a clean title, owner’s manuals, two keys, a toolkit, and a Porsche Production Specifications certificate.  A beautifully appointed collector-grade example, this 930 just might be the classic Turbo you’ve been waiting for.

Auction Results

  • Highest Offer: No bids
  • Auction End: June 6, 2021, 3:58 p.m.
  • Number of Offers: 0
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  • RotesAuto (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Icamdarren no concern to me. I was out 15k ago. Adding paint meter reading at literally the last minute is silly!

  • Icamdarren (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @RotesAuto What’s the concern. It’s a 79.
    And your timing?

  • RotesAuto (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Icamdarren not silly, informative to those who were concerned over the conflicting statements regarding the repaint.

  • brescoinReno 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $122,500

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 1 weekago

    Paint meter readings have been added

  • Icamdarren (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @RotesAuto Beautiful car. A few minutes left and you throw a silly comment out.

  • showme2 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $122,000

  • RotesAuto (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Ringmeister you can see the “tape” lines from the repaint in picture 107 of the drivers side door jamb.

  • brescoinReno 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $120,000

  • switchcars 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $115,000

  • seanfac3 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $108,000

  • Ringmeister (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Auction wording says paint is said to appear nearly all original although the PPI says car was repainted. Any information on the repaint? Paint meter readings? Any old service records? Underside photos? Looks great but so many unknowns.

  • jbauto 1 month, 1 weekago

    Nice colors I think. At least it's not Brown. Needs a driving video. It idles nice, but how does it Go?!

  • brescoinReno 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $105,000

  • seanfac3 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    what a spec!

  • switchcars 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $100,930

  • cpr4500 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $93,930

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 1 weekago

    A new video has been added to the listing.

  • switchcars 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $89,930

  • kdartley 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $80,000

  • Finamore_Mario 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $54,000

  • utopify (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Slydids ....? As much as the seller can get, obviously. Otherwise, take a few minutes and research prices of past auctions, etc... The secret is in the name...Pcar "Market". The market will give you your answer.

  • Marcmcshan 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $52,800

  • danny1max 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • Germanyjoe 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $31,000

  • Rboula 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $26,888

  • Kpritchard 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • RRM26 (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @TangerineT Those items have not been done yet. The Rocker shaft seal is still good but will need to be done in the next year or 2.

  • Kpritchard (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Might as well get it started . Bid in the amount of $5000

  • Kpritchard (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    It never ceases to amaze me re some of the comments / questions . Someone is actually asking essentially for you to divulge your Reserve ?! Aye aye aye ! Great looking car by the way

  • RRM26 (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @samimi Sorry the car does not come with the original Exhaust.

  • TangerineT (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @RRM26 Looks like there were several recommended services not performed, to include heater lever, alignment, and especially the rocker shaft seals. Were these ever done?

  • LJMike (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @samimi now I know what you are looking at while waiting in the pick up line.

  • Skier_doc (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Wow.

  • Slydids (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    What’s the price desired for this?

  • samimi (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Beautiful car! Since the current exhaust doesn't pass California smog, do you still have the original exhaust?

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41k-Mile 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo
No offers. Final Bid: $122,500